iDEX Investors Hub - (iIH)

iDEX partners with Indian investor community to support and accelerate the growth of Defence Ecosystem.This is also aimed at giving investors a unified view of opportunities and innovations in Defence Sector.

The Defence Innovation Organisation has signed MoUs with nine Investors to allow the investor community to identify synergies and escalate their investments in iDEX Ecosystem.

Four Pillars

  • Access: Access to curated investors interested in defence and deep technologies.
  • Skill Development: Master Classes from investors on how to raise investments.
  • Mentoring: Mentorship from investors and peer to peer learning from startups/MSME who have raised funds.
  • Showcase: Technology showcase in various national and international forums to give visibility and investment opportunities.
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Samarthya Investment Advisors

Samarthya focuses on investments in early-stage ventures run by exceptional founders building scalable opportunities. Samarthya is focused on DefenceTech, DeepTech, & CleanTech sectors and the typical investment size is $500K to $2M from Seed to Series A investment rounds.

We strongly believe that the prevailing policy directives emphasizing indigenization and the advancement of technology serve as significant drivers bolstering startups and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within the Defence sector. We are deeply committed to fostering collaboration with and providing backing for pioneering DefenceTech startups dedicated to developing essential technologies and products urgently required by our armed forces, with the potential for future global exports.

SPOC Name – Jatin Karani , Karan Goshar

Email – jatin[at]samarthya[dot]co[dot]in , karan[at]samarthya[dot]co[dot]in

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Ideaspring Capital

Ideaspring Capital is an early-stage venture fund uniquely focused on investing in B2B “Enterprise Product Innovation” startups. Having ourselves been technology entrepreneurs, we leverage our depth of experience to support ideas and become guides in your path to success.

Though we are sector-agnostic in B2B, we are keen to explore investments in sectors that push the boundaries of traditional investment. We invest in the seed or Pre-Series A-stages and it is essential for us that the startup has a strong technology differentiator that sets it apart from the competition.

SPOC Name – Sulesh Kumar

Email – sulesh[at]ideaspringcap[dot]com

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MountTech Growth Fund - Kavachh

MGF-Kavachh is a Category-Il AIF involved in the business of venture capital investments in Aerospace &, Defence, Space Tech and Deep Tech sectors.

SPOC Name – Anagh Singh

Email – anagh[dot]singh[at]mounttechindia[dot]com

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O2 Angel Network

Supporting startups to raise funds

SPOC Name – Rajesh

Email – rajesh[at]o2angels[dot]net

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Artha99 AIF

Artha99 is an India focused Pre Series A VC fund that identifies,  invests and catalyses transformative businesses. We are a sector-agnostic fund focused on investing in rapid growth sectors with a digital core/ manufacturing focus.

SPOC Name – Asha Venugopal

Email – asha[at]artha99[dot]vc

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ITI Growth Opportunities

ITI Growth Opportunities Fund is a sector-agnostic early-stage VC Fund that enables quality entrepreneurs to with their  know-how, our network alongside capital to launch new products, scale them and disrupt the landscape.

We believe that Indian startups backed by quality entrepreneurs have the power to create valuable businesses that compete on a global scale and ITI Growth Opportunities Fund is playing a small part in realising that dream.


SPOC Name –Mr Meet Kotak

Email – mk[at]itigo[dot]in

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Speciale Invest

We are a fund run by tech enthusiasts to support visionaries and innovators building deep tech solutions and engineering innovation. We are keen to bring science to society and believe this can be achieved by nurturing the tech startup ecosystem.

We are attracted to disruptive innovations that are deeply rooted in multiple streams of science, engineering and technology. We take a people-first approach when we work with early-stage founders. We look for unique and deep insights in their vision. We back ideas for exponential innovations and not those that show incremental improvement over existing solutions. We want products and tech that will make the world simpler and better

SPOC Name – Vishesh Rajaram

Email – vishesh[dot]rajaram[at]specialeinvest[dot]com

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Indian Startup Factory

IndianStartupFactoryTM provides growth capital to ambitious entrepreneurs to build the future champions of Indian economy. A mix of entrepreneurial and operational experiences enables us to deliver tangible value beyond capital to the entrepreneurs we invest in.

Our innovative approach across different sectors has enabled us to execute landmark investments in the past. IndianStartupFactoryTM has an ability to see the potential in people and ideas that delivers sustained growth, transformative businesses and long term partnerships.

Our Strength is in identifying the potential of these companies and helping them achieve it. We seek out entrepreneurs that will shape the economy of India, using our broad experience and expertise, which helps them to build lasting and successful businesses.

SPOC Name – Kapil Kaul

Email – kapil[at]indianstartupfactory[dot]com

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Lead Angels

Lead Angels Fund is an Angel Fund registered with SEBI as Category-I AIF-VC Fund-Angel Fund. It means a single entity on cap-table of start-ups which is more attractive to Institutions and VCs in the next rounds. Being SEBI registered also ensures that investments done by Lead Angels Fund meet governance and compliance standards for the investors and no angel tax hassle for start-ups.

The network has grown rapidly and currently has 300+ members in India, Middle East, Europe and North America. The network members have access to presentations and investor discussions through video conference calls and their recordings available online. 

Support to our investee companies is a key element of our services in building a win-win-win partnership between the team, entrepreneurs and investors.

SPOC Name – Kruti Raiyani

Email – Kruti[at]leadangels[dot]in

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Sea Fund

The SEA Fund is a SEBI registered fund and invests in start-ups and early stage companies, leveraging our expertise in Information Technology, Mobile, Internet of Things and Machine Language to invest in industries across Fintech, Enterprise SaaS, Healthcare and Medical technology, Education, Gaming and Blockchain. We look for ideas and business models that can be scaled up rapidly using technology as an enabler. We invest in industries, domains and technologies where we understand the business, the business model, the competitive environment and can add value through our participation. We have a dedicated focus on the pre-Series A investment stage and our ecosystem of best of breed Legal, Accounting, IP Consulting, Graphic Design and Mobile Development firms enables us to do faster due diligence, decision making and deal closure, a simple term sheet and quick feedback on investment decisions to help scale our investee companies. Our mission is, to help the next set of technical founders, with small amounts of early capital in getting to market to build efficient and scalable businesses. These offerings are bolstered by our access to the 50,000 INSEAD alumni network.

SPOC NameMayuresh Raut

Email – Mayuresh[dot]raut[at]seafund[dot]in

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Silverneedle Ventures

Silverneedle Ventures (SNV) is a sector-agnostic early-stage technology fund that partners with entrepreneurs to increase their probability of success through an active hands-on approach. SNV was launched in Sept 2022 with a target corpus of USD 15 Million and is already 45%+ subscribed. SNV would invest in Pre-Series A/Series A round of early-stage startups focused on B2B SaaS, Deeptech, Sustainability, and D2C/Consumer Internet. SNV aims to invest in 25-30 early-stage startups & has earmarked about 35% of the corpus to double down on our select high conviction bets.
SNV is founded by Ajay Jain, who also founded Xseed Partners (seed stage fund, deployed capital across 25 companies, IRR of 47% and MOIC of 7X). The core team is based out of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Silicon Valley (US). SNV is backed by domestic and global investors which include family offices and institutional investors. The investors bring in expertise from diverse domains and industries. The fund has a feeder/pooling vehicle in the US for global investors.

SPOC Name – Ajay

Email – ajay[at]silverneedle[dot]vc

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Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN)

Chandigarh Angels Network is a community of successful entrepreneurs turned angel investors in India committed to supporting promising startups and help them scale heights with our expertise. We mainly focus on helping startups at seed & growth stage and while doing so we help many startups validate their business model. 
CAN has onboarded more than 65 members and having a diversified portfolio of 35 startups which is growing with time. Our inspiration of starting Chandigarh Angels Network came from the seasoned entrepreneurs of the region who have always had a great sense of responsibility for giving back to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We exist to become the backbone of startup support in India and back the startups genuinely meant to do something meaningful for mankind!

SPOC NameNitika Khurana

Email nitika[at]chandigarhangelsnetwork[dot]com

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Invest together, build together with India's largest early-stage platform for private market investing & fundraising for investors & founders.
LetsVenture has pioneered the private market ecosystem & has enabled 400+ startups to raise $400 M+ on the platform. Today we have 10000+ investors from 60 countries, 18000+ startups registered and 500+ institutional investors and family offices. LetsVenture backed startups have a total portfolio value of over $4 billion and the LV Angel Fund is a SEBI registered Angel AIF with AUM of $80 M+. We are backed by marquee investors such Accel, Chiratae Ventures, Nandan Nilekani, Sharad Sharma, Anupam Mittal, Ratan Tata, Rishad Premji, and Mohandas Pai. With a full stack of product offerings for founders (LV Fuel, Founder support & more) & investors (LV Varsity & WIN - Women Investor Network) our aim is to make investing & fundraising accessible to all.

SPOC Name – Gaurav Chauhan

Email –gaurav[dot]chauhan[at]letsventure[dot]com


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Agility Ventures

Agility Ventures invests through SEBI registered, INR 450 Crores, Cat 1 AIF Angel fund and partners with high-growth, new age startups in the nation building process. Along with investments, Agility works with entrepreneurs in taking them to the next level by providing them access to customers, guidance and mentorship. We unlock the experiential capital of our network members to the startups. For our members, we provide complete transparency around valuation, findings during due diligence, and investor education programs. We further help our investors build a stellar portfolio for reducing the probable investment risk. Collective wealth of the network helps in giving higher funding to startups and get better deals.

 Our Core team consists of 18 members, who have combined work experience of more than 80 Years in Fortune 50 companies, Start-ups and Private Equity. 

SPOC Name – Tanya Grover

Email – tanya[at]agilityventures[dot]in

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Venture Catalyst

Venture Catalysts is Asia’s largest & No. 1 Integrated Incubator. It provides investment of $500K to $1MN per startup with incubation support for 1 year. It was established in year 2016 and in a short span of just two years, it boasts of successful incubatees like Fynd, Beardo, PeeSafe, Innov8, vPhrase, Supr, DSYH etc., which are today category leaders. It is one of the largest early stage players in India with 3000+ angel investors spread across 11 cities in 3 countries - India, Hong Kong & Qatar. Globally, marquee investors such as YCombinator, Greenoaks, Axis Capital, Alpha Capital, Rocketship, FJ Labs (investors of Airbnb, Uber, Facebook) have co-invested with Venture Catalysts. With its focus on developing startup ecosystem in Tier II, III cities in India, Venture Catalysts has launched its incubation program in cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Raipur, Surat and Nagpur besides metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata.

SPOC Name – Ayush Dubey

Email ayush[dot]dubey[at]venturecatalysts[dot]in

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